Israeli tennis player who was ranked as Israel's top male singles player in November 2014. Among his career highlights are upset victories in the Davis Cup over highly-ranked opponents like Fernando Gonzalez, David Ferrer and Andy Roddick.
He began playing tennis at age 7 and studied tapes of his idol, the great Israeli tennis player Amos Mansdorf.
After defeating Fernando Gonzalez at the Davis Cup, he received congratulatory phone calls from the likes of Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
His father Michael was a bus driver. His mother Anca was a nurse. He has been coached by his brother Ofer.
He and Shahar Pe'er are two of the biggest Jewish tennis stars in the world.